PLANT LOCATION AND LAYOUT

CHAPTER TEN: PLANT LOCATION AND LAYOUT 10.1 INTRODUCTION AND MEANING Plant location or the facilities location problem is an important strategic level decision making for an organization. One of the key features of a conversion process (manufacturing system) is the Read More …

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QUALITY AND QUANTITY CONTROL

CHAPTER NINE: QUALITY AND QUANTITY CONTROL 9.1 INTRODUCTION Most of the above characteristics are related to products. Similarly, some of the quality characteristics of services are meeting promised due dates, safety, comfort, security, less waiting time and so forth. So, Read More …

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MATERIAL MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER EIGHT: MATERIAL MANAGEMENT 8.1 INTRODUCTION AND MEANING Materials management is a function, which aims for integrated approach towards the management of materials in an industrial undertaking. Its main objective is cost reduction and efficient handling of materials at all Read More …

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PRODUCTION CONTROL

CHAPTER SEVEN: PRODUCTION CONTROL: 7.1 INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL Production planning and control is a tool available to the management to achieve the stated objectives. Thus, a production system is encompassed the four factors. i.e., quantity, quality, Read More …

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SCHEDULING

CHAPTER SIX: SCHEDULING 6.1 SCHEDULING Scheduling can be defined as “prescribing of when and where each operation necessary to manufacture the product is to be performed.” It is also defined as “establishing of times at which to begin and complete Read More …

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CAPACITY PLANNING

CHAPTER FIVE: CAPACITY PLANNING: 5.1 CAPACITY PLANNING Design of the production system involves planning for the inputs, conversion process and outputs of production operation. The effective management of capacity is the most important responsibility of production management. The objective of Read More …

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OPERATION PLANNING

CHAPTER FOUR: OPERATION PLANNING 4.1 INTRODUCTION AND MEANING Operations planning and scheduling systems concern with the volume and timing of outputs, the utilization of operations capacity at desired levels for competitive effectiveness. These systems must fit together activities at various Read More …

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DESIGN OF THE PRODUCT

CHAPTER THREE: DESIGN OF THE PRODUCT 3.1 INTRODUCTION Decisions regarding the product, price, promotion and distribution channels are decisions on the elements of the “marketing mix”. It can be argued that product decisions are probably the most crucial as the Read More …

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OPERATION MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER TWO: OPERATION MANAGEMENT 2.1 A FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING OPERATIONS Managing operations can be enclosed in a frame of general management function as shown below in Fig. 2.1. Operation managers are concerned with planning, organizing, and controlling the activities which Read More …

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INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT 1.1 INTRODUCTION Production/operations management is the process, which combines and transforms various resources used in the production/operations subsystem of the organization into value added product/services in a controlled manner as per the Read More …

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